Erica Chédin, Ph.D.
Associate Director for Collaborative Research Proposals
UC Davis School of Medicine
CTSC Building, Room 1423
Sacramento, CA 95817
Phone: 916-703-9145
Fax: 916-703-9150
Email: emchedin@ucdavis.edu

Dr. Chédin assists investigators in preparing grant proposals, manuscripts, responses to reviewers, and scientific articles. She is highly experienced in the National Institutes of Health (NIH) granting process and has helped prepare proposals for other national grant funding agencies, as well as private foundations and internal UC Davis submissions. She assists investigators with large, multi-disciplinary, multi-investigator efforts such as Center Grants, Program Projects, and Training Grants. She has played key roles in successfully securing funding for the UC Davis Clinical and Translational Science Center, the NeuroTherapeutics Research Institute, and the Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center, among others. She also co-teaches workshops and a two-quarter course on grant writing. Chédin (née Seitz) received her Ph.D. from UC Davis, then pursued a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Southern California. She was the recipient of a T32 graduate student fellowship, a T32 post-doctoral fellowship, and a F32 NRSA award from the NIH. She has published multiple scientific manuscripts and book chapters in top, peer-reviewed, international journals.

image of Hardeep ObhiHardeep Obhi, Ph.D.
Research Development Specialist
UC Davis School of Medicine
CTSC Building, Room 1419
Sacramento, CA 95817
Email: hkobhi@ucdavis.edu

Dr. Obhi helps shape research trajectories through mentorship, fostering research collaborations, and supporting strategic proposal development and critical review. She works with individuals across the research career spectrum and specializes in guiding early career investigators. Before joining UC Davis SOMOR, Dr. Obhi worked in research development at UC Santa Cruz to build the biomedical portion of their research enterprise by assisting investigators with numerous federal and foundation proposals. She is an interdisciplinary health researcher with a track record of securing external funding, including an NIH/NIA F31 award during her doctoral studies. She earned her Ph.D. in Gerontology from Iowa State University and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at UNC-Chapel Hill’s Carolina Population Center, where she collaborated with interdisciplinary colleagues to research cognitive aging. Prior to her Ph.D., she earned an M.A. in Research and Experimental Psychology and a B.A. in Psychology from San Jose State University. Dr. Obhi has presented research at numerous aging and health conferences and published in peer-reviewed journals.